Mob Rule, Political Intrigue, Assassination: A Role-Playing Game Motivates History Students

Danny Ghitis for The Chronicle

Andrew Owen, a sociology professor at Cabrini College, plays the role of a revolutionary during a Reacting to the Past game at Barnard College. Mary Conley of the College of the Holy Cross plays King Louis XVI.
July 09, 2012

The goal was simple: stop Charles Darwin from winning the big prize.

Those were my instructions for a role-playing game, called Charles Darwin, the Copley Medal, and the Rise of Naturalism, 1862-64, set during a meeting of the Royal Society in…

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